While Goa remains the undisputed champion of beach destinations in India, many people do not like how crowded it usually is. The result is that they start looking for quieter beach destinations that have the same aesthetic charm sans the tourist crowds. And the destination that fits the bill is none other than the gorgeous Gokarna in Karnataka. A small pilgrimage town, Gokarna has converted into an alluring vacation spot which is every bit as enchanting as Goa but not as commercial. Here are some amazing photos of Gokarna that show why it is perfect for a laidback vacation.
Beautiful beach with rocks and blue sea – Gokarna, Karnataka, India
Colorful Indian houses on the bank of sacred lake Koti Teertha in Gokarna
Water reflecting the sky on a rocky sand beach named “Kudle” in Gokarna town
Empty tourist sea trip boats at Om beach in Gokarna
Beautiful Om Beach in Gokarna, Karnataka
Unidentified Hindu pilgrims standing on the bank of the sacred lake in Gokarna
Beautiful beach with rocks and blue sea at Gokarna
View from Zostel in Gokarna
Unknown man walking in main street of Gokarna in the morning
Panorama of Kotitheertha Temple Pond Tank located at the centre of Gokarna
Fisherman boats on the Gokarna beach in Karnataka
The Om Beach Coastline forms the shape of the main symbol of Hinduism – Om
Woman meditating in Gokarna
Beautiful scenic view of Kudla Beach – Gokarna
So next time, give Goa a break and head to Gokarna instead!